Mexican slow-cooked beef
Time to make: 8 hrs 15 mins
( Hands-on time: 15 mins )
Total cost: $ 31.80 / $ 5.30 per serve
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
1 tablespoon oil
850g bolar beef, fat removed
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto
75g sun-dried tomatoes, drained, chopped
1 large red chilli, deseeded, sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 sachet bouquet garni (mixed herbs) – see tip
400g can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1 cup red lentils, rinsed
2 orange kumara, peeled, cut in chunks
1 cup passata
1 cup red wine
1 cup liquid salt-reduced beef stock
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 3g
Dietary fibre 10g
1 Turn slow cooker to low. Heat oil in a frying pan and brown beef on all sides.
2 Place beef in slow cooker with remaining ingredients, adding liquids last. Mix well.
3 Cover and cook for 7-8 hours until beef is tender. If possible, turn beef at some stage during cooking.
4 Remove beef from slow cooker and cut in chunks. Return to casserole and stir through.
Serve beef with fresh coriander, warmed tortillas and low-fat plain yoghurt.
Make it gluten free: Check pesto, chilli powder, passata and stock are gluten free.
Bouquet garni sachets are available in the dried herbs section of most supermarkets (or use a selection of fresh herbs — such as thyme, rosemary and parsley — tied together with string).
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